Paul leads our engineering team
With significant experience in delivering enterprise-scale WordPress for international banks, newspapers, and magazine publishers, Paul has a keen interest in understanding projects holistically, improving processes by how things are built, and helping colleagues achieve success.
Paul has also made substantial open-source contributions to projects like BuddyPress, Achievements, and WordHat (a Behat extension for WordPress).
Brought up on a diet of digestive biscuits, crumpets, and tea, Paul likes spending his spare time exploring side project ideas that don’t end up going anywhere, playing video and board games, and eating ramen. Away from the screen, he enjoys reading, gardening, and dreams fondly of luxury travel.
Insights from Paul
Codebar is a charity that facilitates the growth of a diverse tech community by running free regular programming workshops for minority groups in tech. Recently, Codebar had its annual unconference […]
The following is a transcript of the talk on Using WordPress as a Headless CMS, that developer Benjamin Read gave at WordCamp London 2018. The talk covered: 1. What is […]
Indigo Tree developer Benjamin Read recently gave a talk at WordCamp London, showcasing some of our strategies and tools for using WordPress as a headless (or decoupled) CMS. Watch this […]
Just before joining Indigo Tree, I bumped into a blog post of our website by our own Ben Read, “What is JAMstack web technology?” That opened the floodgates of my […]
How do you know you are seeing the most recent version of your website? With these tricks you can beat the cache to uncover changes, spot bugs earlier and more […]
All we’ve ever done with Wordpress in the past is create the pages, add all the client’s content:- images, text and everything else – and output it using a WordPress […]
In September, Indigo Tree attended React London meetup at Facebook’s offices near King’s Cross to hear Benjie Gillam, Faraz Khan and Robbie McCorkell talk about GraphQL and css-in-js strategies. React, […]
If you’ve been following our shenanigans for any length of time, you probably know that Indigo Tree love to experiment with new technology. We recently splashed out on an Amazon IoT Button and programmed it to send jokes to our team communication tool. Here’s how it was done.
You may have heard the buzzword “Jamstack” mentioned in web development circles recently. But what is the JAMStack, and how can it help your business?
Sometimes we get a project that we know we can really shine, giving our customers some Beautiful Code of great value that can help propel their business forward. We were […]
Our mission this year is to improve accessibility across the design and development of our new projects. Here’s how we have built on Wordpress’ default behaviour to provide a better experience for screen readers.
Would you say that your website load speed matters? Is it something you factor into your design decisions, your pricing, and your expected Return on Investment when commissioning a website project? Here’s why it should be.
Here are a few examples we’ve plucked from the Internet for your inspiration. We quite often use GreenSock and ScrollMagic because they are among the most powerful animation and scroll-animating libraries.
Deciding what to animate as a designer can be difficult, particularly because everything you do has to be expressed in code. And not everything can be. This post is first in a series that aims to help you identify some things you might like to keep in mind when designing for interactions.
There’s been a growing amount of talk about making websites more useable to people with disabilities in recent weeks. We at Indigo Tree have been increasingly aware of our role […]
Indigo Tree are keen to make sure we integrate well with our design teams. We’ve been working with some of you for many years, so we know the pitfalls that can arise for designers as well as developers working together on web projects. To reduce these issues, we have produced a resource that we hope will help us communicate better with our esteemed colleagues.
Indigo Tree recently attended the first ever Frontier Conference held in London. The event was a mix of design & development, with some great insight into current development trends, some excellent how-tos, personal experiences of some up-and-coming brands and talks that made us think, especially about the future of the web.
The team recently attended WordCamp Manchester 2016, a great event attended by about 200 other developers. It was great to meet and network with other professionals in the field, and we particularly benefited from some new ideas and fresh perspectives that we heard.
Backup your WordPress websites using a simple easy to use batch script.
Installing WordPress projects can seem repetitive at times. With the help of Windows we can perform an automated WordPress installation.
Introduction Many text editors have their own way of allowing developers to code faster such as; keyboard shortcuts, snippets and auto complete, to name a few. Emmet takes a different […]
Developing clean coded websites at speed has always been a challenge for developers. This article will span over four posts and hopefully will encourage the speedy developer in you to learn of four fantastic tools and there impact to improving your workflow. The four particular tools which I have lined up are: Bower, Emmet/Zen Coding, […]